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Drabble: Blue Screen of Death - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Drabble: Blue Screen of Death
Here is a quick drabble, dashed off in one of my many moments of insanity, inspired by something that will be all too familiar to most of you. Set during BtVS Season 4 ‘The Initiative’ at the moment when Spike, recently escaped from the Initiative and unaware that he has had a chip implanted in his head, attacks Willow and fails… 100 words, PG


Blue Screen of Death

Spike sat on the bed beside Willow after his attempt to bite her had failed ignominiously.

“Maybe you were nervous,” Willow suggested.

“Felt alright when I started,” Spike said. “Let’s try again.” Once more pain stopped Spike in his tracks. He gathered himself for another attempt and then paused. “Funny. There’s writing floating in front of my eyes.”

“Oh?” Willow’s eyebrows rose. “What does it say?”

Spike’s brow creased as he tried to focus. Gradually a grin spread across his face. “Windows message,” he said, reaching for Willow again, “Neurological implant V1.7 has encountered a problem and needs to close.”

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From: hawera Date: January 25th, 2010 06:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Sounds highly likely to me (and the start of a new AU series?)

(I loved that episode.)

What happened to the really dreadful pun you promised us some time ago? And given your usual standard of pun, what counts as really dreadful?
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: January 25th, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

If it was the pun I think then I used it in a Stargate: SG1 drabble.
zanthinegirl From: zanthinegirl Date: January 25th, 2010 06:32 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL!! I love it!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: January 25th, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
ozma914 From: ozma914 Date: January 25th, 2010 07:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Poor Willow -- if only they'd gone Mac!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: January 25th, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually I had to Google to get the wording right - I have only seen that message once in the two years plus that I've had my PC. PCs weren't as reliable back in November 1999, however.
ffutures From: ffutures Date: January 25th, 2010 07:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Frack! I'd sooner have the implsnt...
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: January 25th, 2010 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, the error message won't obscure his vision for long.
mabus101 From: mabus101 Date: January 25th, 2010 07:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Whoops! Now she's in trouble...
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: January 25th, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Indeed.
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: January 25th, 2010 08:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: January 25th, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
quinara From: quinara Date: January 25th, 2010 08:43 am (UTC) (Link)
HEE!!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: January 25th, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
brutti_ma_buoni From: brutti_ma_buoni Date: January 25th, 2010 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, Initiative. *shakes head*.

Should have gone with Apple for your behaviour modification software.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: January 25th, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually I had to Google to get the wording right - I have only seen that message once in the two years plus that I've had my current PC. Windows wasn't as reliable back in November 1999, however.
sueworld2003 From: sueworld2003 Date: January 25th, 2010 11:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh wonderful! And yeah, should have gone Mac. *g*
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: January 25th, 2010 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! Actually I had to Google to get the wording right - I have only seen that message once in the two years plus that I've had my PC. PCs weren't as reliable back in November 1999, however.
slaymesoftly From: slaymesoftly Date: January 25th, 2010 11:24 am (UTC) (Link)
ROFL And it makes sooo much sense!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: January 25th, 2010 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! And Happy Birthday!

Edited at 2010-01-25 04:08 pm (UTC)
gillo From: gillo Date: January 25th, 2010 12:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Microsoft+Initiative=OTP? Makes a lot of sense to me.

Love Spike's grin at the end!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: January 25th, 2010 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
cbtreks From: cbtreks Date: January 25th, 2010 12:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Once he turns Willow (assuming he turns her rather than killing her), she'll eventually be able to completely reprogram that chip. Spike and Willow against Buffy and the Scoobies....
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: January 25th, 2010 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Indeed. Of course I would have the chip reprogrammed to give Spike a shock every time he uses one of the words Joss thinks are Britishisms but really aren't...
beer_good_foamy From: beer_good_foamy Date: January 25th, 2010 12:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Now I'm picturing Willow running around the room yelling "Control Alt Delete! Control Alt Delete!"
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: January 25th, 2010 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Exactly!
kitty_poker1 From: kitty_poker1 Date: January 25th, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
LMAO!! Very clever.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: January 25th, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
moscow_watcher From: moscow_watcher Date: January 25th, 2010 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heee! Morbidly funny! :)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: January 25th, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
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